Nigeria

‘I would rather starve than refund N400m’ – Metuh

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has declared that the war against corruption has just begun. He stated this Monday during an interactive session with online journalists in Lagos, South-West Nigeria. According to Magu, nothing will be left to chance in bringing corrupt elements to justice, whether the persons […]

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$300m looted funds to return – Switzerland

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has assured Nigerians that negotiations are ongoing with a number of countries on the modalities for the repatriation of some looted funds stashed abroad. The minister stated that the Federal Government had been in touch with Switzerland, which he said, had earlier repatriated $700m to Nigeria. He noted […]

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Ekiti guber election: Army panel submits report

The panel of Inquiry constituted by the Nigerian Army to investigate alleged unprofessional conduct of its officers during the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states yesterday submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, recommending the compulsory retirement of two officers. Chairman of the Board and General […]

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Bayelsa poll fell below standard -TMG

The Transition Monitoring Group on Monday said the Bayelsa governorship poll fell below the global standards for credible elections. The TMG Chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, who presented its final statement on the election to journalists in Abuja, said the election witnessed widespread cases of ballot box snatching that hindered the counting and announcement of results at […]

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Ondo ex-Speaker abducted in Abuja

A former speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Victor Olabintan, has been reportedly kidnapped in Abuja. Olabintan’s abduction came 48 hours after he declared his intention to vie for the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Ondo State. The Secretary of the Olabintan Campaign Organization, Mr. Gboyega Ajayi, confirmed to journalists on […]

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‘Obey court orders on Dasuki, Kanu’ Falana to FG

Lagos lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the Federal Government to obey the court order granting bail to former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. In a statement, entitled: “The orders for the bail of Dasuki and Kanu should be obeyed”, Falana […]

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My victory, a triumph of democracy – Dickson

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Seriake Dickson, who was declared winner of the state governorship election on Sunday, thanked the electorate for their gallantry in ensuring his re-election for another four years, adding that his victory was triumph for democracy. He, however, said there would be no celebration because of the number […]

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EFCC to Falae, Odili, Ladoja: ‘Refund cash or face trial’

All politicians who shared in the allegedly diverted $2.1billion arms cash must return what they got or face trial, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said. A former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isa, has refunded 60 per cent of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of the […]

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‘Fire CBN Gov Immediately,’ Past. Tunde Bakare to Presidency

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and probe him. Bakare, who was Buhari’s running mate in the 2011 presidential election, said this while delivering his State of the Nation address, titled, ‘Roadmap […]

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Buhari yet to receive new salary package report — Investigation

More than three months after the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission said it would give the country a new salary structure for political office holders, the agency is yet to submit the report to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Punch, those to be affected by the new remuneration packages are the president, vice president, […]

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Department of State Security released Faleke, Audu’s son

The Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday quizzed Hon. James Faleke, the running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi State. Also quizzed by the DSS at its Abuja Headquarters was Audu’s eldest son, Mohammed. They were both released afterward. Faleke confirmed the meeting last night but […]

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Seriake Dickson wins re-election as Bayelsa governor

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday won a second term after a tension-soaked election. The election came to a conclusion following the declaration of results of Saturday’s supplementary election results in the troublesome Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and 101 polling units across six local government areas. Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won […]

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